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The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, Presented by Ocean Casino Resort, is returning to Bader Field in a big way on Saturday, June 4th, and Sunday, June 5th, for two days of great music and tasty beers with off the wall activities with a fun carnival vibe.
There is a reason The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is one of the most popular beer events in the country.  

Bader Field sets the scene for the 2nd year in a row for another incredible beer and music celebration. In 2021 after a year of covid hiatus, the festival returned in its new outdoor setting on the sprawling 142 former airport. Festival-goers were in awe of this massive space’s opportunities, creating more of an authentic, immersive experience. It isn’t a shock to most that festival producers decided to make this location the new festival home.

Quoting Stepbrothers Brennan and Dale, “look at all this  space; there’s so much room for activities.” If you’ve attended the festival over the past 16 years, you know that there is no shortage of fantastic beer and beer-related activities. 


Jon Henderson, Festival Producer:

“After covid restrictions were lifted on gatherings and during the 2021 event season, we noticed a dynamic shift in where people wanted to be and how they wanted to celebrate together. A lot of the feedback we received was outdoors is a must. With a festival of this magnitude, keeping the event outside on Bader field was a no-brainer; it felt better; it felt like a festival in the open air.”


Photo: The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

The Good Time Tricycle Productions team works year-round to compile some of the top names in the craft beer industry to gather in this seaside city for what is widely considered one of the most popular beer festivals on the east coast. The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is dedicated to craft beer and the opportunity to highlight the best in craft brewing. Beer enthusiasts will have the chance to compare classics side by side and sample new releases and ask questions of brewmasters and brewery team members from over 120 breweries.


The goal of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beer.

This event is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, lovers, and beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews. It paves the way for discovery, deeper passions, and more memories! We encourage attendees to #drinkbetterbeer


A proper craft beer celebration would not be complete without a stellar soundtrack. The 2022 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival presented by Ocean Casino Resort are excited to feature Alkaline Trio with special guest Thrice for Session one Saturday, June 4th. At Session two Sunday, June 5th New Found Glory makes their long-awaited return to the Jersey Shore with guests Four Years Strong. The festival also plays host to an acoustic stage that features eight local artists unplugged and acoustic.


If beer and music aren’t enough, the festival will also feature world-famous cuisine from staple Atlantic County restaurants, culinary demonstrations, educational seminars, sideshow acts, and some “off the wall” activities. In addition, the 2022 festivities will host a carnival-like atmosphere. You’re invited to enjoy hot wing eating contests, larger-than-life games, Silent Disco, hatchet throwing, keg tossing, and so much more, all in one place! In addition, non-brewery vendors will offer unique beer-related apparel and goods that are sure to please long after the session ends. 

In 2016, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival launched the first annual HopsTrot 5K. The fun run was a huge success as hundreds of runners explored the boardwalk course and ended in the festival’s session ahead of the masses. The 2022 Hops Trot will take place Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 am, starting at Ocean Casino Resort. This fun run will send racers down the boardwalk to some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes, ending on Bader Field just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival.  Costumes are encouraged! 


Tickets for the 2022 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival are on-sale, and attendees can attend Session 1,  Session 2, or even all weekend long: 

  • Session 1 featuring Alkaline Trio / Thrice 

o Saturday, June 4th from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

  • Session 2 featuring New Found Glory / Four Years Strong 

o Sunday, June 5th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm 


General Admission tickets are $70 in advance (plus taxes and fees) and can be purchased online at www.acbeerfest.com. Tickets are also available at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield or Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. For group sales, see www.acbeerfest.com/tickets (no group discounts are available through Universe). The festival also offers a “Designated Driver” ticket for $25 at the door to further encourage attendee responsibility.

Although Designated Driver tickets are unlimited, keep in mind that the festival has sold out for the last nine years, so don’t wait to get tickets. The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival is rain or shine.

There are no rain dates or cancellations.  Parking is available on site at Bader Field for a fee.  

The 2022 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will offer special hotel rates to festival attendees. Go to www.acbeerfest.com and click “STAY” at the top of the page for hotel options. 


All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits and book your hotel rooms now.
No one under the age of 21 will be admitted to the festival. Valid photo identification must be presented. 

Featured Image: AC Beer Fest

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